The Dodgers are one of the hottest teams in baseball, with 22 wins in their last 27 games, and as a result will have a few more appearances on national television. The Dodgers will have two games on ESPN in early August.
Their Sunday, August 11 game against the Tampa Bay Rays will be on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, and will start at 5 p.m. PT, with Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk and Buster Olney on the call. It is the finale of a three-game series against Tampa Bay, the Rays' first ever trip to Dodger Stadium. It will be the second time the Dodgers are on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball this season. They lost 4-3 to the Giants at AT&T Park on May 5.
Even with their loss on Tuesday the Rays have won 18 of their last 21 games.
The Dodgers will also be on ESPN on Monday, August 5 against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The 4 p.m. PT game will be called by Dave O'Brien, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe and Tim Kurkjian. That Monday game, unlike the August 11 game with the Rays, is not exclusive to ESPN. The series opener against the Cardinals will also be broadcast on KCAL.